Some of the most profound realizations that I came to about health did not derive from medicine, but derived from surfing.
What affected me most profoundly was the realization that the sciences of cryptography and mathematics are very elegant, pure sciences. I found that the ends for which these pure sciences are used are less elegant.
The realization that I may have only a few good years remaining has hit me with real force, and I have done a lot of thinking as a result. I would like to have come up with something profound, but I haven't.
Genius might be the ability to say a profound thing in a simple way.